Community Standards

Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

Regarding Union's move to online learning and operation ...

Union College has moved online for the Spring 2020 Term, and in doing so, will be using a number of electronic teleconferencing tools. The predominant tool at this time will be either Zoom Conferencing or Google Hangouts. In addition to abiding by rules outlined elsewhere in this handbook, students are expected to follow the following rules and guidelines:

  • Inappropriate chats and video will not be tolerated. Users will not harass, provoke, or demean faculty, staff, and/or students.
    • This includes behavior like "Zoombombing:" the abuse of Zoom features to share inappropriate or offensive images and other media to deliberately disrupt the purpose of the meeting and/or harass or offend particular participants.
  • Giving someone access to a Zoom or equivalent meeting for a Union designated event who otherwise would not be invited or allowed. This includes the use of Union credentials like your username, email, password(s), or other private information.

For more information on using Zoom safely or getting started using the Zoom Conferencing platform, please follow this link.

Peer to Peer File-Sharing Policy

The Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008 (Public Law 110-315) requires institutions to take steps to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials through illegal downloading or peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property. The Union College Policy on the Use of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Programs can be found here.

For More Information ...

You can consult Union College's full Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy here.